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Health, Well-Being & FitnessHealth, Well-Being & Fitness

YMCAs have led health and fitness programs for people of all ages, incomes and abilities for more than a century. We also focus on overall wellness, empowering you to tailor your own plan toward healthier living by choosing how you will accomplish your wellness goals. The whole approach means you have many options and lots of support as you choose your path to a healthier new you!

At the YMCA, we have the facilities, equipment, programs, and staff to support you. Make new friends, increase your self-confidence, and improve your spiritual, mental and physical health.

Like all Y programs, health, well-being and fitness is open to all, with financial assistance available.

For current Group Exercise and Gym schedules, visit our downloads page.

Wellness Center
Active Older Adults
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Health & FitnessWellness Center

The Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA’s state-of-the-art Wellness Center provides excellent cross-training benefits with both strength training and cardiovascular equipment. YMCA fitness coaches will introduce you to our equipment, work with you to develop a Personalized Fitness Program and provide you with ongoing support.  

->Cardiovascular Equipment

We have a variety of cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, arc trainers, steppers, and upright and recumbent stationary bicycles. Each cardio machine is equipped with an individual flat screen television, giving you the freedom to work out while enjoying your favorite TV show.

->Strength Training Equipment

Our collection of CYBEX strength training equipment is designed to help you condition your upper and lower body. They are exceptionally easy to use and can be adjusted to fit your needs.

->Fitness Orientation

The Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA offer all facility members ongoing support including a one-on-one orientation to help individuals develop a personalized workout plan. 

With your orientation you will:

  • Feel confident with an exercise program that is right for YOU
  • Feel successful with equipment that is easy to use and an exercise routine that is easy to stick with
  • Stay motivated with guidance and encouragement from our friendly staff
  • Become committed to exercise through the routine of a structured program

Make your appointment today through our Welcome Center. Available free of charge to facility members.

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->Free Weight Area

Our free weight area has a variety of benches and equipment including: Smith machine, power rack, chest press, incline chest press bench, decline bench, flat bench, cable crossover, lat pull down, leg press, gravitron, and dumbbells in various weights.

->Youth Orientation

The Youth Orientation has been designed to introduce youth ages 9-17 to workout safely using cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights.  Proper weight room demeanor and etiquette are also discussed. 

->Certified Personal Training

Personal training can provide you with a personalized, goal oriented fitness program. The one-on-one sessions, with one of our nationally Certified Personal Trainers, will cater to your specific fitness needs and give you the extra motivation and accountability your need to achieve your fitness goals. An additional fee is required.

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Active Older AdultsActive Older Adults

It's never too late to feel great! Our Active Older Adult (AOA) program is for men and women in their 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 100's! AOA strives to offer a comprehensive and integrated program that encourages members to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, vocational, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

At the Y, our adult exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendship. Our volunteering and social events help build lasting relationships and community ties.

For more information, please call us at 650-328-9622, email us or visit our YMCA.

->Group Exercise

Group exercise provides a supportive and safe environment to help increase one's strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Group exercise classes are ongoing and members are welcome to drop in.

Group exercise classes that are ideal for active older adults include:

  • Soul Line Dancing
  • Circuit

View our online Group Exercise Schedule.


 

->Circuit Training

Enjoy a complete body workout in less than 30 minutes! Our instructors will guide you through different easy-to-use stations that target different muscle groups. Circuit training combines cardiovascular and strength training exercises to help you build endurance, increase energy, improve posture and build muscle strength. Great for all levels of ability!

->Personalized Fitness Center

The Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA provides an area devoted to beginners where individuals can feel comfortable easing into a wellness program. A fitness coach will help you develop a fitness routine and show you the proper way to use the equipment.

->Water Exercise (Seasonal)

Water group exercise classes are a wonderful alternative to "land" exercises. With water exercise, there is less impact on your joints, but you still receive the same cardiovascular workout as you would if you were doing it on "land." All fitness levels and non-swimmers are welcome! Water exercise classes are available when our seasonal pool is open from May to September.

  • Lap Swim
  • Water Walking
  • Water Aerobics

 

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